I am a retired State Department foreign affairs analyst, manager and political observer, and now an independent consultant and classical music YouTube archivist in the Washington DC area.  I started my career when Jimmy Carter was President and counted among my mentors Hugh Montgomery, OSS commando, legendary Cold War case officer, director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1981 - 1985) and US Ambassador. 

After a 39-year career at the nexus of the worlds of intelligence and diplomacy observing the USSR, the Middle East and Africa, I am available to share with you my expertise, insights, and observations on international affairs and foreign policy.   Career details are here.

I am passionate about music and, in addition to my professional interests, manage a classical music YouTube channel with nearly 45,000 subscribers.  I have a large collection of LPs -- including many old classical recordings that have never been commercially marketed on CD -- and enjoy digitizing these rare performances to make them more widely available.

I also am fascinated by IT, and enjoy building websites for friends and clients.  I've worked with the Drupal CMS since it’s inception in 2001 and am available to assist on all aspects of setup, configuration and maintenance.  I manage an online record store that I built with Drupal 7  (I've been selling LPs since 2000 to quality-conscious music lovers around the world.)  I am now working with Drupal 8 and eventually will be migrating that site.

To send me a message click here or on the tab above.  Thank you.